Jazz & Blues

2017 SOPAC Gala featuring Vince Giordano & The NighthawksSaturday, October 28 at 6PM

FEATURING Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks’ brand of Jazz-age Swing will lift you out of your seat with an electrifying performance like no other. Grammy Award winner, New Y...
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Lionel Hampton Big BandTuesday, October 31 at 7:30PM

African-American Jazz great Lionel Hampton popularized the vibraphone and played with the racially integrated Benny Goodman Quartet before becoming a successful bandleader in his o...
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The United States Army Veterans BandTuesday, November 7 at 7:30PM

The United States Army Veterans Band will march on SOPAC and present a musical salute to the Swing Era of Jazz in addition to other popular Jazz styles. Come and cheer on the Unite...
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An Evening with Melba MooreSaturday, November 11 at 8PM

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the performance by Ms. Moore at SOPAC has been cancelled. As a four-time Grammy Award nominee, and a Tony Award winner, Melba Moore’s career h...
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Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman “C.G.P. & Dawg Tour”Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30PM

Together, Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman will astound audiences with their effortless compositions and improvisational skills. Throughout each concert on this special tour, th...
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Juilliard @ SOPAC: Juilliard Jazz EnsembleSunday, November 19 at 3PM

Juilliard Jazz, under the leadership of Juilliard alumni Wynton Marsalis, director, and Aaron Flagg, chair and associate director, offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees as wel...
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Giants of Jazz 20th Anniversary honors Buster WilliamsSaturday, November 25 at 8PM

The 20th Anniversary of Giants of Jazz honors Camden, New Jersey native Buster Williams, a prodigious and accomplished bassist who has played and recorded with an encyclopedia of 2...
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Sweet Honey In The Rock: Celebrating the HolydaysSaturday, December 2 at 8PM

Grammy Award-winning (and many times nominated), globally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock continues to cultivate, evolve and add memorable moments to their ind...
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Glenn Miller Orchestra: In the Christmas MoodFriday, December 15 at 8PM

It’s time to get ‘In the Christmas Mood’ as the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra breaks open the vault of holiday music. You’ll hear the Miller Christmas classics “Jin...
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Afro-Cuban All StarsWednesday, January 10 at 7:30PM

The Afro-Cuban All Stars are a revolving door of artistry and talent, and are most well known for their Grammy Award-nominated record A Toda Cuba le Gusta and their Grammy Award-wi...
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Catherine Russell “Harlem on My Mind”Saturday, February 10 at 8PM

Catherine Russell is “a retro old school vocalist for the ages" (All Music Guide). Her repertoire features gems from the 1920s through the present; interpretations that are bur...
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Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill WithersFriday, March 2 at 8PM

A deep and soulful young vocalist whose international profile has exploded in the last few years, José James has transcended his reputation as a Jazz singer to embrace influences ...
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An Evening with Laura BenantiSaturday, March 10 at 8PM

One of Broadways most acclaimed leading ladies, Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award-nominee, Laura Benanti, recently completed her 2016 Tony-nominated role as Amalia Balash...
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Bill Charlap Trio plays the Songs of Leonard Bernstein: A 100th Birthday CelebrationFriday, March 16 at 8:00PM

Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Col...
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The Denver Jazz Club Youth All StarsTuesday, March 20 at 7:30PM

Come and experience the future of the art of Jazz through the performance of the Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars! Begun in 2009 by retired Denver, Colorado high school band direct...
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The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz EnsembleTuesday, April 10 at 7:30PM

The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble, highly acclaimed by the University and the community for its energetic, entertaining and educational Jazz performances, will be cel...
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Oleta AdamsFriday, May 11 at 8PM

Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One, and the impassioned hit single "Get Here," Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe...
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